Monday, July 20, 2009

Back in Berks

I returned home on Sunday evening. My grandchildren wore me out. How I managed to raise 2 children, 20 months apart, mostly on my own is totally beyond me! Of course, I had boys and that means I never had to "do" hair!

I did manage to go fabric shopping on Saturday morning. It was a 35 minute drive so naturally both of the children fell asleep in the car. I dreaded waking them but they were not nearly as groggy or crabby as I would have been! My granddaughter was delighted looking at the fabric and then helping me pick out bolts to put in my cart. She is seven and told me while we were in the store that she would like for me to teach her how to sew something. YES! Another convert!! My darling grandson (who is 4) declared several fabrics "beeeuuutiful!" He makes me laugh every time he says that word. We found lots that made it into my basket and the children were absolutely delightful in the store. We were shopping at Fabric Hut in Norfolk (Marlene's fabric shop) and I was extremely happy with the fabrics and the prices on the discount wall.

It was good to be back in Virginia and have the opportunity to spend some time with dear friends. My DIL's mom is leaving for seminary at Suwanee at the end of this week and I was delighted that she and her husband could join us for dinner on Saturday night. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Good friends, good food and good conversation makes for a perfect evening!

I picked up a copy of the Fons & Porter Easy Quilts (Summer) yesterday. Whenever I want to do something quick and easy, I turn to that magazine. It is the only one I pick up on a regular basis. There is a pretty quilt in this edition that has a French flair. I think I need to make it. Now, if I could just figure out how to get 4 more hours in a day!


  1. I love Easy Quilts, too! I still haven't made a pattern from them yet though. I'm glad you had a good time with the grandkids and got to shop, too. And really? Only 4 more hours in a day? I need like 10! :)

  2. Had I not been at Blogfest...I would have joined you there. I just LOVE "the wall"...I always go there first. I knew as soon as you said bolts in the cart that you were at Fabric heaven on earth.

    You must do a show and tell on what you found!!! Please?

    I have some Moda fabs for Christmas coming today...if Fed Ex would only hurry up!!!

  3. You're lucky if 4 hours is all you need extra in a day! hehe Sounds like you had a great visit. Yes - another convert! One by one we'll have them all! Jenn

  4. What a good grandmother you are Suzan. I have our first one coming in October. I'm kind of scared! I hope I can be half as good as you.

  5. Glad you had a great time and are back home safe and sound! I wonder all the time where my energy I had when my kids were young went. I think I used it all up back then....giggle!

  6. Oh I love little boys and their comments! When my son was about that age, if he was good in the fabric store, he could pick out fabric for me to make him summer shorts. He would run his hand along the bolts of fabric and sigh 'OOOOh SABRIC!' so cute! Now he is 13 and RUNS when I even enter my sewing room!Love those memories!


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